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Data Processing with MATLAB: Formation Energies of Titanium Oxides
Kristi Closser, California State University-Fresno
Titanium dioxide (TiO2) is an extremely common chemical substance and finds uses ranging from serving as a pigment for white paint, sunscreen and even toothpaste, to serving as a photosensitizer in waste water ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity, Classroom Activity
Subject: Chemistry
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Unprecedented
Eugene Mahmoud, Mt. San Antonio College
This project is designed to introduce lower-division science and engineering students to mathematical modelling through the analysis of real-world data related to the novel coronavirus global pandemic. The project ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Field Activity, Writing Assignment, Project
Subject: Health Sciences, Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science
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Vector Fields
Sayonita Ghosh Hajra, California State University-Sacramento
This activity is exploratory and collaborative MATLAB activity. Students will explore and visualize vector fields. Students will also learn about the flow lines of the vector fields.

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Subject: Mathematics
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Solving the 1D Schrodinger Equation
Morgan Hawker, California State University-Fresno
In this activity, students will explore 1-dimensional solutions to the time-independent Schrodinger equation. Students will utilize a provided MATLAB live script to determine exact energy values for two different ...

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Subject: Chemistry
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Breakeven Analysis Project
Kendra Wallis, The University of Texas at Arlington
The project requires students to use basic programming skills in MATLAB to write a program that will perform a breakeven analysis for a proposed new elephant house at the local zoo. Students are given parameters ...

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Subject: Engineering
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Put out the Fire! Exploring the Effects of Fire-Fighting Foams on Microorganisms using Statistics and Plots
Tess Weathers, Chabot College, Engineering
Objective Analyze a subset of data from a published research paper using MATLAB. This will focus on data manipulation in MATLAB, including reading in text files, for, if, and while statements, statistics, and plot ...

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Subject: Environmental Science, Biology, Engineering
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Working with NOAA stream gauge data in MATLAB
Eliza Richardson, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
Students work through the steps of finding freely available time series stream gauge data, importing a plain text file into MATLAB, then manipulating data and plotting it in MATLAB. They practice file input/output ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity
Subject: Geoscience

Scaling sizes of sports field
Benjamin Bratton, Vanderbilt University
This is a MATLAB live script that guides students to learn about the kinematics of thrown balls in various sports. It helps the students learn about simple numerical methods to solve differential equations, as well ...

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Subject: Physics
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SIR Model - Finding Relationship between Contact Rate and Peak Infection Rate
Michael Thorburn, California State University-Los Angeles
In this set of exercises, a script is developed that solves the coupled system of ordinary differential equations making up an SIR model of virus spread. The peak value computed for the infected population is found ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Problem Set
Subject: Health Sciences, Engineering, Biology

Intro to Image Processing with MATLAB
Duncan Carlsmith, University of Wisconsin-Madison
This short project introduces students to image processing with MATLAB including importing images from the web, color transformations, circle finding, and edge finding. These techniques are broadly applicable in ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project
Subject: Physics